Achieving excellence in primary care postgraduate community nurse practice placements

Jones, K. and Ewens, A. (2010). Achieving excellence in primary care postgraduate community nurse practice placements. British Journal of Community Nurses, 15(12) pp. 604–610.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2010.15.12.604

Abstract

Practice placements account for 50% of the educational experience for community nurses who undergo both an 8 month and 10 week placement leading to a specialist community nurse qualification. This paper importantly addresses the question “What are the most important factors for postgraduate specialist community nursing students in practice placement?”

This study is part of a larger inter-professional project that researched excellence within postgraduate nursing, dental, and general practitioner practice placements. Its objective was to offer insight and guidance to trainers and training practices about this under-researched topic.

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